G64 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a G64 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .G64 files.

What is a G64 file?

A .G64 file is a G64 1541 Disk Image file. Known as C64 emulator disk image files, these .g64 files contain disk images that are created from diskettes of the 8-bit Commodore 64 computers. The disk images stored in these G64 files can be mounted as virtual drives in Commdore 64 emulators, enabling you to run the old c64 software on your modern PC. You can use the Vice C64 emulator program to open and run the Commodore 64 programs and games stored in these .g64 files.

The G64 format is similar to the D64 format, but it supports program features that use the 1541 disk drive in a non-standard way, e.g., fast-loaders and copy-protections.

How to open G64 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension G64 for different purposes. We have identified 3 G64 openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of G64 file.

Programs that open these files

VICEVICEVerified
CCS64CCS64Verified
C64 ForeverC64 ForeverVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Other file formats using extension .G64

While G64 1541 Disk Image is a popular type of G64-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .G64 extension.

The G64 file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a G64 opener may not be able to open all kinds of G64 files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited G64 viewer.

Genetec Video Archive

Through our analysis of G64 files, we know that one use of the format is Genetec Video Archive. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different G64 openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of G64 files. Remember, different programs may use G64 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
Security DeskSecurity DeskUser submitted
RetroPlatformRetroPlatformUser submitted
Genetec OmnicastGenetec OmnicastUser submitted
DirMaster v2.2.009/StyleDirMaster v2.2.009/StyleUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with G64-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with G64-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!